“Bachelor Blues”

Author: Steve Ledford
Earliest date: 1964 (recording, New Lost City Ramblers)
Keywords: loneliness courting rejection bachelor
Found in: US(SE)


Singer laments his bachelor life. He sends a letter to his girlfriend, proposing that she share his lot; she answers by telegram, refusing. He replies, "If you don't like my bait, you need not to bite my hook"